WORLD: we got this
In conversation about communicating the risk of COVID
Season 3, Ep. 6
During the pandemic, how have governments’ approach to communication impacted our sense of risk? Have our governments helped us to feel safe and alert or just confused?In this episode, George Warren, a King’s PhD candidate, takes a look at different governments’ communications strategies around the risk of COVID and some of the best and worst practices. Hear George explore his research with Ragnar Löfstedt, Professor of Risk Management in the Department of Geography.
How gender inequality impacts society
Season 3, Ep. 5
The latest episode of the WORLD: we got this podcast explores how gender inequalities are having an impact on different societies across the globe and hears what could be done to create a more equal world.In the episode, Dr Ye Liu, Professor Cathy McIlwaine and Dr Aleida Borges, who all work in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London, share research on what lies behind gender inequalities, some of the effects this has on societies ranging from Latin America to China, and their ideas for bringing about change.
In conversation about corporate accountability
Season 3, Ep. 4
What is the role of companies in complex crises, such as pandemics, inequality and climate change? How responsible are they for their impact on society and the environment? And what about the CEO –what is their role in the corporate response to crises? In this episode, Marc Lepere explores these questions, including whether the COVID-19 pandemic has led to companies becoming more responsible. Hear him explore his research with Dr Robyn Klingler-Vidra, Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy in the Department of International Development.
Our divided society
Season 3, Ep. 3
This episode looks at division and polarisation in society and explores what could help create a greater sense of unity in the future. It features Professor Bobby Duffy, Paula Surridge and Dr Jack Brown who all work within the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London, talking what lies behind generational, cultural, political and geographical divisions. They also share their views on whether society is as polarised as it is often portrayed to be, and whether we are likely to see more community cohesion in the future.
In conversation about gender bias and climate
Season 3, Ep. 2
Are women climate scientists judged for speaking out about climate change? After all, women have often, and still are, dismissed as dramatic or emotional in the public sphere. Hear from master's graduate, Lauren Armstrong as she explores her research on the topic with Dr George Adamson, Senior Lecturer in Geography.'In Conversation' episodes of the WORLD: we got this podcast showcase the research of our students and the impact the next generation is making on the world.
Inaction on climate change
Season 3, Ep. 1
This episode, released ahead of the COP26 climate summit, looks at why we aren’t doing more to tackle climate change and what society, governments and individuals can do turn current inaction into action. It features Dr Kris de Meyer, Dr James Porter and Dr Anshu Ogra from the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London.
A public health approach to online abuse with Seyi Akiwowo
We speak with campaigner, activist and CEO Seyi Akiwowo about the impact of online abuse, and why taking a public health approach might be a way forward. Seyi founded and now runs the charity 'Glitch'. You can find out more by heading to https://fixtheglitch.org/
Feminist International with Veronica Gago
How has the feminist movement been democratised? What differentiates the feminist strike front from the conventual labour strike? And how do we bring feminist activism into the everyday? In a special WORLD: we got this takeover, we hand the podcast over to the Gender Studies Network at King’s. Professor Jelke Bose, lead for the network, and Phoebe Martin, PhD candidate and editor of the Feminist Perspectives blog, spoke with Veronica Gago author of Feminist International: How to Change Everything.
Water diplomacy with Dr Naho Mirumachi
What is water diplomacy? Will Climate Change result in increased conflict over water access? And what should countries and organisations be doing to make sure the world be doing to make sure the world works together on water access? We speak to Dr Naho Mirumachi on World Water Day about Water Diplomacy. King's Water Hub - https://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/kings-water